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Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,

Port Perry, ON
L9L 1J1
905 985-0030

Hours:
Tue, Thur: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wed, Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times: by chance or appointment

Knitting night Thursdays 7-9


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Never Enough Wool

NEWSLETTER

December 2014

December.  Holidays.  Prepared.  Frantic.  Calm.  Frustrated.  Happy.  Do any of these describe your December?  The one thing we can help with here at N.E.W. is this:  every Tuesday afternoon and evening, times normally reserved for our classes, we are offering a sanctuary for knitters and crocheters.  Come along, we’ll pour some tea, and you can craft to your heart’s content, free from distractions of family and chores. 

Other ways we can help?  If there is something you want, let us know.  When your family comes in looking for gift ideas, we’ll pass it on.  Our pleasure.  (This also works for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays and anniversaries.) 

N.E.W. Calendar 2014What’s new here at the store?  We have published our 2015 N.E.W. calendar.  The print run was only 75 copies, so they will go quickly.  The cost this year is $16.00, and it brings you 12 original patterns, designed by Carol & Barb, and not a one of them is a scarf.  And for those who wonder … we DID the photo shoot in the bathtub!

Aran with WoolWe have a new yarn as well – Aran with Wool from Hayfield.  Nine fabulous colours in an easy to work with and easy-care fibre.  Plus – we have patterns!  Plain patterns.  Fancy patterns. 

Ultra Pima DK

We also got a restock of last summer’s favourite – Ultra Pima DK from Cascade.  New colours so that you can start knitting now for next summer’s enjoyment.   

Vest Bets

We also found a great new book – Vest Bets from those great folks at Cascade.  Vests are popular right now, and we have a great selection of them!



In other news, we remember how much fun we had counting up everyone’s finished objects.  (For the record, we ended the year with 1,435 finished objects!  That’s more than 100 each month!!)  We wanted to do something a wee bit different, but still encourage folks to bring in their finished objects for our enjoyment  show and tell.  So this is our plan – We will travel the world, via the yardage of our finished projects.  We will have a map of the world on the wall, with push pins to mark our progress.  Every finished object will get us closer to our goal of traveling ‘round the world!

We have a couple of classes starting in January that have us quite giddy.  First up is the Building in Color from Michelle Hunter.  This is an afghan, worked in various types of colourwork.  We will be meeting one Friday a month, wherein the technique will be taught, questions answered, and then students will complete the strip.  Of course, everyone is welcome to drop by during the month for any extra assistance they require.  The afghan is 10 strips, so the class is a long-term commitment, but worth every minute.

Our second class starting in January is the Tree of Life Aran Vest, featured in the Spring 2014 edition of Knitting Traditions.  Both Barb and Carol have vests underway, and are enjoying the project immensely.  The design asks for aran-weight wool, a supply of which we just received! 

Lastly, we’d like to advise that we will be CLOSED from December 24 through December 27, and also December 31 and January 1.  Enjoy those days with your families, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Classes:

We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest possible rates.  In order to do so, we ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop.  In addition, we offer class discounts to our students.  Please note that if you are not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome to continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.  

You must register for your class before class time.  Class times are generally Tuesday afternoon from 1-3:00 pm and Tuesday evening 7-9:00 pm.  Other times may be arranged to suit, but we will strive to hold classes primarily on Tuesdays.   Drop-in knitters are always welcome, space allowing. 

Building in Color – Michelle Hunter has done it again!  An afghan worked in multi-coloured techniques to expand your knitting horizons.   This class will be meeting once a month, beginning January 9, 2015, at 10:30 am.  The plan will be to meet and start the panel in question and then for homework, finish the panel to be ready for the next month.  There are ten colour panels, a class to discuss seaming, and another class to discuss the borders.  Cost is $25, plus materials and book.  

Fisherman Knit Vest – as seen in Knitting Traditions Spring 2014.  We will be casting on in January, 2015, and working until complete.  Barb and Carol have started the samples, and are totally entranced.  Cost is $25.00 plus materials (400g aran or worsted weight –Aran with Wool works fabulously!).  We anticipate that this project will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. 

Entrelac Scarf – Learn entrelac by making a beautiful scarf.  Knit in tiers, the scarf looks as though woven.  Using a long-colour repeat yarn, your scarf will be the envy of your friends.  Class begins Tuesday, February 3, at either 1:00 or 7:00 pm, and continuing through the month of February.  Cost:  $25.00 plus materials (approx. 200g wool and needles).

Socks from the Toes Up – using Barb & Carol’s magic sock pattern.  Learning the toes-up sock technique means that you can use up every last little bit of your sock yarn, an especially useful trick if you have some special sock yarn gifted to you by a loved one.  (Carol’s daughter is especially likely to give her mother some special sock yarn!  Do you have a family member who resembles this?!)  Class starts March 3, at either 1:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. and runs through the Tuesdays of March.  Cost is $25 plus materials.

Continuing Events:

Sit ‘n Stitch:  Every Wednesday afternoon, from 1 until 3.  Bring your latest project and join us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter.  Everyone is welcome!  

Saturday Stitching:  Every Saturday, from 2 until 4.  What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some tea?  

Knitting Night:  Every Thursday, from 7 until 9.  Although it’s called Knitting Night, crocheters are encouraged and welcomed.  There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy goodies for all.